26 Irresistibly Chic Board and Batten Dining Room Accent Walls

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Published: December 20, 2021
Updated: October 30, 2023

Board and Batten Dining Room Accent Walls

We’ve always said that the beauty of a home lies in the details, and board and batten dining room accent walls are a perfect example. These textural delights are full of subtle details that are chock-full of character, movement, and endless intrigue. They’re also very DIY-friendly!

Wondering what exactly these wondrous walls are? Board and batten walls consist of wood strips layered on drywall or wood panels to create a multifaceted pattern. This patterning is commonly applied to the bottom half of a wall to juxtapose and add texture to a space. However, board and batten design also looks stunning when applied to whole walls. Traditionally, these strips ran horizontally and vertically to cover the cracks where panels met. But diagonal patterns are also a popular option for modern homes—#4 on our list is quite the sensation!

The trick to picking the perfect board and batten dining room accent wall is finding a combo that speaks to you. Holding up wood strips at different angles on your wall is one option. But you can also grab a coffee, sit back, and check out these 26 dining rooms with board and batten accent walls for even more inspiration!

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White Board and Batten Dining Room Accent Wall

Board and Batten Dining Room Accent Walls

The texture that the board and batten design adds to this white wall is stunning. The pattern of the wall is similar to the pair of windows on the adjoining wall, creating repetition and unity. The natural light streaming in from the windows also enhances the wall with a dance of highlights and shadows.

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Simple Modern Elegance

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Playing With Shapes

Board and Batten Dining Room Accent Walls

Photo: p.arruda

Everything from the clean lines to the swirling circles on this accent wall is repeated throughout this space. The crisp lines are particularly prominent on the wire pendant, as the open design allows the line of sight to flow through without impeding the wall. Meanwhile, the curves on the wallpaper are also reflected in the dining table and chairs, round rug, and soft curves of the planter.

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Herringbone Board and Batten

Board and Batten Dining Room Accent Walls

This herringbone-patterned board and batten wall isn’t just full of texture and allure, but they also give the room a sense of movement. The textiles in the room— the gray upholstered chairs and area rug—soften the harsh lines and add a cozy feel.

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Black and White

Board and Batten Dining Room Accent Walls

The board and batten design breaks up the surface of this all-white wall. However, it also provides a crisp canvas for the black dining room chairs to pop out against. To finish off the look, a gold chandelier echoes the warmth of the wooden artwork frames.

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A Pop of Black Against Light Walls

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Amp Up the Drama

Board and Batten Dining Room Accent Walls

Black accent walls infuse rooms with depth and drama. And adding that color on a board and batten dining room accent wall is no exception. In this chic yet cozy dining room, the modern black wall contrasts the white walls and rug. With woven elements like the seagrass chandelier and collection of wall baskets, it also infuses the formal dining space with a playful essence.

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Tantalizing Teal

Board and Batten Dining Room Accent Walls

A fun method to contrast a white half board and batten dining room accent wall is to paint the top half of the wall a darker hue. In this example, teal blue coats the upper half of the walls. The bold tone instantly draws the eye to the otherwise neutral design. The dynamic horizontal line between the two tones also makes the room appear wider.

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Reverse!

Board and Batten Dining Room Accent Walls

White isn’t the only option for board and batten! This room effortlessly balances cool and warm tones, with the teal board and batten backing a warm weathered pedestal dining table and console, along with a glimmering gold chandelier.

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Serene Blue Walls and Ceiling

Board and Batten Dining Room Accent Walls

Photo: stagerroz

For an extra unique and tailored look, this traditional dining room painted both their board and batten wall and ceiling blue. The result is a fresh, sophisticated, and incredibly inviting space, especially when paired with a cozy rug accented with the same blue hues grounding the dining table.

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Chocolate Brown Accent

The rich brown of the upper walls provides a beautiful contrast to the white board and batten on the bottom portion of this dining room wall, effortlessly complementing the farmhouse dining table’s chocolatey top.

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Wow-Worthy Contrast

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Partial White Board and Batten Accent Wall

Board and Batten Dining Room Accent Walls

Photo: dinasdigs

Beige walls offset this white board and batten. The softer neutral color isn’t as punchy as the last few picks on our list, but it still gives off a ton of warmth and a more traditional aesthetic. Additionally, it helps the darker dining room set, chandelier, and mirror stand out.

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Farmhouse Dining Room With Board and Batten Walls

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Modern Farmhouse Neutral Accent Wall

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Brick Board and Batten Accent Wall

Board and Batten Dining Room Accent Walls

Located in an eat-in kitchen, this cozy dining setup is where a family spends most of their time. They have plenty of room for activities at the long wooden farmhouse dining table, as well as a stunning view of the board and batten accent wall. Featuring shelving and wooden wall décor mounted to the upper brick, this head-turning accent wall will wow your guests.

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A Subtle Design Choice

Board and Batten Dining Room Accent Walls

As eye-catching as board and batten dining room accents walls can be, they’re also just as stunning when given a chance to fade into the background. This neutral white accent wall highlights the wood elements throughout the room, such as the dynamic ceiling beams and cozy farmhouse table.

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Giving Way to Wood

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White and Wood Dining Room

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The Illusion of Extra Height

Board and Batten Dining Room Accent Walls

Using only vertical strips on a board and batten dining room accent wall makes any space appear extra tall and spacious, like a farmhouse dining room with a white accent wall. The simplicity of the vertical boards also means that art—like this pair of foliage paintings that the floral farmhouse centerpiece mirrors—won’t make the wall look too busy or cluttered.

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Simple Board and Batten for Bold Accessories

Board and Batten Dining Room Accent Walls

Since vertical board and batten walls are rather simple and make a space appear taller, a bold yet modern chandelier is the perfect pairing for this space. Off to the right side, a large painting adds further intrigue to the wall. The forest green and soft peach hues blend in beautifully with the dining room’s earthy color scheme.

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Art for Board and Batten Walls

Board and Batten Dining Room Accent Walls

Using board and batten on only the bottom half of a wall is an excellent idea if you want to hang art on the same wall. This Christmas-ready dining room features framed art with scrolled handwriting sitting above the white board and batten wall. The rich wood frame contrasts the beige wall while also mirroring the texture and color of the dining table and chair legs.

You May Also Like: 40 Farmhouse Christmas Table Décor Ideas to Deck Your Table With Holiday Cheer

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A Southern Accent

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Stunning Symmetry

Board and Batten Dining Room Accent Walls

A white board and batten wall is the perfect canvas to display a set of six prints with wide white mattes and thin black frames. The clean lines of the wall and picture frames mirror the geometric pendant light hanging above the natural wood table, which is also juxtaposed by punchy black chairs.

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Adding a Chic Shelf

Board and Batten Dining Room Accent Walls

This boho dining room chose to mount a shelf above a board and batten dining room accent wall to show off some décor. Its narrow depth and long width are just big enough to proudly display an assortment of wood frames and blush accents.

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Fall Decorated Dining Room Wall With Shelf

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